Alternative High School Program

Alternative High School Program

During the 2016-2017 school year, the IVC School District had 17 high school students attending the Peoria County Regional Office of Education (ROE) Alternative School at Wildlife Prairie State Park. The alternative program, run by the ROE, provides an alternative setting for students who are at-risk to complete high school. Very much like the ROE program, the purpose of the IVC Learning Center alternative program will be to bring these students back to the IVC School District and provide them with the support they need to graduate from high school and be prepared for entry into the workforce or higher education.

Students participating in the alternative school program will use a blended curriculum that includes both online learning through our Apex web-based learning system and instruction provided by IVC High School faculty. In addition to providing a quality high school curriculum, our students attending the Learning Center, will still be able to access additional coursework and programs at IVC High School. Unlike the ROE program, the district will provide these students with transportation to and from the Learning Center each day as well as participation in the National School Lunch program. IVC High School Assistant Principal Bridgette Lynch will serve as the Director of the Learning Center. We currently have 12 IVC High School students registered to participate in the alternative education program for 2017-2018.

While we do not anticipate accepting students into this program from other school districts for the upcoming school year, we know that many of the small high schools in our area struggle with helping this group of students as well. We will certainly consider these requests from school districts that currently do not offer alternative programming as it would help us financially as well. It is important to note that students who would be considered for this program are regular education students and must meet behavioral requirements to be eligible.